The Effects of Older Driver's Subjective Evaluation for Driving Ability on Mobility and Subjective Well-Being

운전능력에 대한 주관적 평가가 고령 운전자의 이동성과 주관적 안녕감에 미치는 영향

  • Joo, Mijung (Department of Psychology, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Jaesik (Department of Psychology, Pusan National University)
  • Received : 2016.04.19
  • Accepted : 2016.05.28
  • Published : 2016.06.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships among the older drivers' subjective evaluation and objective performances for driving ability, mobility and subjective well-being. Scores for mobility and subjective well-being were obtained using questionnaires. Diagram-based driving scenarios and driving simulation were used to measure subjective and objective driving abilities, respectively. The results can be summarized as followings. First, subjective evaluation scores of driving ability but not objective driving performance significantly correlated with mobility. Second, the higher level of mobility predicted higher life satisfaction, higher positive affectivity, and lower negative affectivity. Third, the older driver's higher scores of subjective driving ability induced higher level of mobility, which, in turn, increased life satisfaction and positive affectivity but lower negative affectivity. The results suggested that subjective rather than objective ability for driving is more important in determining the level of old driver's subjective well-being.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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